Shahzia Sikander, “Kinship” (2019-2020), ink and gouache on paper, paper: 60 x 96 inches (© Shahzia Sikander; image courtesy Sean Kelly, New York; photo by Adam Reich)
With the days getting shorter, it feels especially important to sneak in a few bright spots of pleasure where you can. Below, we’ve assembled a list of 10 exhibitions that have stirred some insights and excitement. Like we did for our October guide, this month we’ve highlighted a mix of online and in-person exhibitions, many of which are by appointment. As always, stay safe and don’t forget your mask.
Shahzia Sikander: Weeping Willows, Liquid Tongues
When: November 5–December 19
Where: Sean Kelly Gallery (475 10th Ave, Chelsea, Manhattan)
For her first solo New York exhibition in nine years, Sikander will make her Sean Kelly debut with a sweeping cross-section of works that examine power and powerlessness. Along with intricate drawings inspired by classical Indo-Persian miniature painting, Weeping Willowswill include the artist’s first foray into free-standing sculpture.
With contributions by Cassie Packard and Dessane Lopez Cassell.